|Scott Peterson of the Middlebury Land Trust presents Zufar Bikbov|
with "Best of Show" award.
14 Painters trekked to Brookdale Farm to enjoy a day of painting, free hotdogs and Dottie's donuts, and some beautiful scenery to paint. The weather held until halfway through the judging/voting, but it was gratifying to see all the beautiful paintings lined up, and painters laughing, chatting, having a good time. Congratulations to Zufar Bikbov of Watertown, who won Best of Show ($300), by judge Tom Adkins, and also got the votes for Artist's Choice ($100), and sold his painting. Cathy Liontas, of Milford, rose to the top of the visitor's lists, and captured People's Choice ($200). Congratulations and thank you for supporting the programs of POP and the Middlebury Land Trust. Many thanks to our judge Tom Adkins, and to the MLT, LPOS and Rob Fenn for hosting this event in such an ideal location.
It was great to meet painters who traveled to Middlebury to paint, and see old painting friends come out. The weather was back and forth all week with rain predicted one day, then partly sunny the next. Thank you to Cathy Liontas, Carolyn Currie, Arline Corcoran, Carrie Mecartney, Edward Magnotti, Tom Adkins, Lorraine Chapin, John Forgione, Frank Bruckman, Betty Ann Medeiros, Zufar Bikbov, Chuck Fulkerson, Liz Coyle, and Jill Nichols for coming out to try your luck. Special thanks to Arline, John, and Carrie for helping at the sign in table.
|Cathy Liontas receives "People's Choice" award from|
Scott Peterson, Middlebury Land Trust.
|Scott Peterson and assembled Brookdale Quick Draw artists.|
|Best of Show winner "Approaching Fall" by Zufar Bikbov.|
|Malcomb Todt, Scott Peterson, and Ray Pietrorazio of the Middlebury Land Trust |
and pumpkin friends.